Allegations and claims were also made against Nissen “which are spurious and infringe on the dignity and integrity of the commissioner and the SAHRC,” the organisation said.
“The commission has absolute faith that the allegations are without substance ... "
The commission said Nissen had been “unflagging in his efforts to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the protest”.
Over four months, the commission has been convening meetings with role players in an attempt to seek alternative housing and to ensure the safety of vulnerable women and children in the group.
Now, the commission said, it “can no longer be involved in any further engagements”.
The SAHRC said it was also considering its legal recourse over “the threats to the life of commissioner Nissen and will take action against any persons who, in contravention of the law and disrespect for the commission, make unfounded accusations against it”.